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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS] IntelliJ Integration
Date Fri, 15 May 2015 19:01:35 GMT

On 5/15/15, 11:26 AM, "Michael Schmalle" <teotigraphixllc@gmail.com> wrote:
>What I want to do in the next couple months is test the crap out of all
>base UI components and make sure they work, JUST WORK from as to in the

That would be awesome.  Be prepared, you’ll find lots of issues.

>Well, that is my ramble for today. I just hope we can keep some spirited
>devs that like working in the trenches where there isn't much "external
>validation" for a while, that is what it's going to take for this project
>to succeed and it really needs to happen before 2016. The whole ne ES6 and
>stuff, lots of change on the horizon.

Sooner would certainly be better, but everyone working on FlexJS needs to
keep in mind that JS will probably continue to evolve after ES6 and some
ES7 will be even more like AS.  The fact is that folks realize that
structure is needed to build enterprise-class applications.

The assets Flex provides on top of JS becoming more like AS are things
like a declarative language, the way declarative and structured languages
make IDE use more efficient, a runtime verifier, the ability to work in
older browsers by deploying the SWF version.

Yeah, JS evolutions will make it harder to differentiate from FlexJS over
time, but really, there is nothing stopping us from allowing folks to glue
their MXML together with some future version of JS and/or adjust our
emitters to emit strict ES6.

In my mind, we have:
-independence of corporate directives
-independence from browser vendors
-true open-ness (no big corp having undue influence)
-several IDEs to choose from
-the ability to work in old browsers
-declarative language
-structured but not too structured language
-tool chain


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